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Alternate name
Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus  Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
17 cm Length
Tropical mangrove, moist forest, plantations & gardens, in:- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Island of Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, [India:- Andaman, Nicobar] [Indonesia:- Bangka, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Nias, Riau Islands, Sumatra] Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, [Philippines:- Lucon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Samar,] Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite, 1 egg per host. Clutch  
Insects, larvae. Food   Diet
1229 World Number

Least Concern


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wpe779.jpg (3637 bytes) Violet Cuckoo song
(Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus)
David Farrow XC37609
22-02-2008, Cambodia

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